Friday, April 21, 2017

Pretty Packages

Hi All! I love a pretty package! Today I have a custom gift wrap project to share with you that I created with products from Pretty Pink Posh.


I used the Friends Forever Stamp SetFriends Forever Coordinating Dies, and the Scallop Square Tags Dies to put my package together. 


The wrapping paper was quick to create. I put the two roses from the Friends Forever Stamp Set on an acrylic blog and stamped with red ink on Kraft paper. 

I cut the larger tag in the Scallop Square Tags Dies and added a soft background with a Clarity Stencil Brush and light yellow ink and then added a strip of green card stock. The stamped images are colored with Copic Markers and then die cut with the  Friends Forever Coordinating Dies. The sentiment is from the stamp set and the tag is finished off with sequins from the Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!





Saturday, April 15, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Tulips

Thanks for stopping by today! It is time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Tulip. I hope you get a chance to play along. The LEAD of this challenge will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge.


Here's my take on the challenge using some products from Pretty Pink Posh


To create the look of a window I used the Storybook 5 Die. I used a Clarity Stencil Brush to get the soft yellow background. I added the Kraft strip, to look like a table inside the window, with the Stitched Borders 2 Dies. I used another die in the Stitched Borders 2 to add the curtain inside the window. 


The vases and flowers are from the Friends Forever Stamp Set and die cut with the Friends Forever Coordinating Dies. The images are colored with Copic Markers. The sentiment is included in the Everyday Greetings Stamp Set

Thanks for taking a look!
Tulip Designers

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Shaker Thank You Card

Hi Everyone! I have a pretty card to share today that I created with products from Pretty Pink Posh.  I like to have thank you cards in my stash, ready to go. And what better way to say thank you than a handmade card!

I sure am enjoying working with some pretty spring colors! Here I cut the card front from watercolor paper and used a blending took and distress ink in Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, and Wild Honey to create the background. I spritzed the paper with water and then splattered the paper with white paint. 

In the center of the card front I used the Window Frames Dies to cut the shaker window. Behind the window I added clear acetate and foam to form the shaker. I stamped a sentiment from the Everyday Greetings Stamp Set and dropped in sequins from the Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix

I stamped the flowers from the Easter Blessings Stamp Set twice. I colored the images with Copic Markers and die cut with the Easter Blessings Coordinating Dies. I finished cutting out two of the flowers from the second die cut and added them to the top of the card. The border is cut with the Stitched Borders 2 Dies. 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week! 



Thursday, April 6, 2017

It's Release Day at Taylored Expressions!!

It's release day at Taylored Expressions! All the new April products are available at the TE web store NOW.  I have two cards to share today showcasing a number of the new products. 

My first card features the A Life She Loves Stamp Set and coordinating Dies, the Little Bits - Paintbrushes, and the Little Bits - Paint Pallet


I really love the A Life She Loves Stamp Set. This is a previously released stamp set that now has coordinating dies, A Life She Loves Dies. Not only do I love the stamped images, I love the sentiments in this set. The stamped mason jar is colored with Copic Markers and then die cut. I used Nuvo Crystal Drops to add paint to my pallet and paint brushes. 


I adhered the jar to a panel of canvas and then a corrugated paper, both cut with the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets. The canvas and corrugated paper are splattered with a watercolor paint. The background is embossed with the Dotted Lattice Embossing Folder and the sentiment is from the stamp set. 




For my second card I used the new Pitcher Vase Die to create the shaker. The die has two parts, the pitcher and a die to cut the center of the pitcher out. I used the pitcher die to cut a pitcher from a clear plastic sheet and a pitcher from Salt Water Taffy Card Stock. The I cut the pitcher with the center cut out 4 times from Sugar Cube Card Stock.

Here is how I layered my die cuts to foam the shaker. Behind one of the Pitcher with the cut out I attached the Clear Plastic Sheet pitcher and then the other 3 pitchers with the cut out. Then I dropped in the sequins and then coved the back with the Salt Water Taffy Pitcher.


The flowers are created with the new Mini Bloomers 2, Bloomer 6, and Bloomers 5 and the leaves are cut with a die in the Bloomers Greenery. I added Enamel Shapes in Jelly Donut, Lemon Meringue, and Sugar Cube to the the center of the flowers. 

The  background is embossed on vellum with the new Quatrefoil Embossing Folder and then I machine stitched the vellum to Salt Water Taffy Card Stock. The sentiment is from the new Simply Stamped - Butterflies Stamp Set.